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Woman faces assault charge

November 15, 2004|by JULIE E. GREENE

A Hagerstown woman was charged with first- and second-degree assault Sunday after she allegedly struck her ex-boyfriend as she tried to drive away with their two children, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The man was struck with the front bumper of a 1997 Kia in the 19600 block of Needy's Lane, east of Hagerstown, according to a police news release.

The man allegedly had stood in front of the car to try to prevent the woman from driving off with their children, said police who responded to the domestic violence dispute at 5:14 p.m.

According to the police statement, after being struck the man began to fall and grabbed onto a side mirror to keep from being dragged under the vehicle, the man told police. The woman allegedly drove away with him hanging onto the car until he was able to let go, police said.

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Felicia Ann Sheridan, 24, of 418 Summit Ave., also was charged with reckless endangerment, police said.

The children, ages 2 and 4, were in the vehicle as Sheridan drove away, according to the statement and Capt. Doug Mullendore. Mullendore said the children, who were found to be OK when the mother was arrested at her home, were in the custody of family members.

The man, who had multiple cuts and bruises, was treated and released from Washington County Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Sheridan was being held on $10,000 bond this morning at the Washington County Detention Center, a detention center official said.

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